Monday, 21 February 2011

15 minute chilli beef with stir fry greens

From start to finish this dish takes a mere 15 minutes to prepare and cook. NO excuses that you don't have time when you get in. This is healthy nutritious and packed full of flavour, whatsmore it costs less than a fiver for 2 good sized portions!

This can also be done with lamb, pork, chicken or tofu; same rules apply for cooking and marinating.

2x 1cm thick sandwich steaks
2 sheets of egg noodles
Soy sauce, sesame oil and olive oil
Ginger, chilli and garlic (to your taste, I use 1tsp of each)
Greens such as tender stem broccoli, fine beans, sugar snap & mangetout, most supermarkets will do a pack of these veg ready mixed.
Sesame seeds and coriander if you have any (optional)

Cook the noodles in boiling water as per the pack instructions
Add the chopped chilli, garlic and grated ginger to the beef with a little oil and leave to marinate for 5 minutes
Get a wok smoking hot, add a little oil and stir fry the greens, keeping the pan on high and stirring often. Add a little more garlic, chilli and ginger for the last few seconds. Then turn the pan off.
Add the cooked drained noodles to the veg drizzle with sesame oil and soy to your taste, season to your taste and set aside.
Get a frying pan smoking hot, scrape the marinade off the beef, drizzle with oil and a little salt and pepper and add to the pan, don't touch it, leave it for 1 minute then turn it over, keep the heat high, that's the trick to a good steak, the outside caramelises and enhances the flavour.
After 1 minute per side remove the steak from the pan and allow it to rest for a few minutes while you serve up the noodles and veg.
Slice the beef and lay it on top of the noodles.
Serve immediately with a little more sesame drizzled over the top and maybe some toasted sesame seeds or chopped coriander if you have any...

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